All Healthy Living Pharmacies need to be prioritising the needs of their communities in health promotional activities, so knowing where to find reliable data about your local population is vital.
Public Health England have recently improved how to access local health data including the popular Health Profiles. A website called 'Fingertips' now provides access to the profiles whilst along with Public Health Outcomes Framework data and other valuable indicators of health inequality. For those new to public health data, there is even a user guide video called 'An Introduction to Using the Fingertips Tool'.
The fingertips website is available at https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/
Remember that all HLPs must have a copy of their Health Profile and other local data in their portfolio of evidence.